Meyer Hatchery Buckeyes??


8 Years
Jul 9, 2011
North Carolina
Hey, all. I really like Buckeyes but cannot afford an incubator for breeder-stock hatching eggs. I need to find good quality day-old chicks instead of hatching eggs. Does anybody know the quality of Meyer Hatchery's Buckeyes? Meyer is in Ohio and they are a small establishment, so I thought maybe that might help with their stock being better.
And please don't give me the breeders-are-always-better-what-the-heck-are-you-doing-buying-from-a-hatchery lecture: I can't afford incubators for breeder eggs, and I CERTAINLY can't afford grown fowl from a breeder.



Dogwood Trace Farm
8 Years
Jun 3, 2011
Middle Tennessee
Unless someone else can give you some definitive information about buckeyes from Meyer, I would just order a few from Meyer and see what they're like. If they're not the quality you want, you can likely find someone who would be glad to buy them from you.


8 Years
Feb 19, 2011
Massachusetts, USA
The LG incubator can be as cheap as $40 ( plus shippingabout another $20) and eggs are how much, say $25 per dozen. If half hatch. that's about $85 for 6 chicks. Or if you make your own, do a test run on cheap eggs first. Learn how to use your incubator. THen invest in the good eggs. Will you buy 25 chicks for $85?

I bought the chicks first and when they grew up, I incubated the eggs.

Love the buckeyes, I'm working on getting eggs and breeding stock and chicks. Whatever it takes.

Don Schrider told me this summer to just start with what I have. HE was instumental in the ALBC effort to rebuild the buckeye. SO I'll pass it on: start with the Meyers, learn the Buckeye SOP and learn to breed well.

Good luck!!
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